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Summer Olympics: Local Athletes Represented Big in Rio

Sunday night the 2016 Summer Olympic Games came to an end with a three-hour closing ceremony. The baton was officially handed off to Tokyo, Japan who will host the 2020 games. 385 more words

The Rio Olympics: The Final Medal Count

The U.S. won the overall medal count at the Summer Olympics for the sixth time in a row, finishing with 121 medals. The last time any country won more than that was in 1988, when the U.S.S.R. 131 more words


Who’s #1? – Reconsidering the Olympic Medal Count

The 2016 Summer Olympics games have ended. By flat gold medal count, the United States dominated. But does a straight gold medal tally make for the best measure of true Olympic success? 26 more words


On Race, Gender, Class, the Olympics, and Of Course Presidential Politics

The 2016 Olympics won’t wrap up until some sort of bizarre post-modern samba-dancing and gender-bending closing ceremony on Sunday evening, but already the American team is assured of heading home with by far the biggest haul of gold, silver, and bronze medals. 673 more words


Your Olympic Medal Count And Update For Wednesday, August 17th

The U.S. picked up nine more medals at the Olympics yesterday, including two golds! So, we’re now leading with 84 total medals, 28 in each category! 205 more words


2016 Rio Olympics: Medal Tracker

Below is the 2016 Rio Olympics Medal Tracker, which will follow every country to win a medal. The record for most golds won was 83 by the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics. 64 more words


Michael Phelps has won more Olympic medals than 91 countries

If medal counts were the way we determined what or who constitutes a nation, Michael Phelps would probably be invited to the G8 summit at this point. 264 more words

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